Colette Hansford

Colette Hansford

Colette is Executive Producer and co-founder of Hofesh Shechter Company. She has led on the business and strategic development of the company for the last 10 years, growing the brand worldwide and producing and delivering UK and international touring work, alongside numerous large-scale creative projects.  These include Olivier Award nominated production; Grand Finale, Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut at Brixton Academy; Orphée et Eurydice at the Royal Opera House and Hofesh’s Clowns, commissioned by the BBC for Performance Live.  Prior to this, Colette worked in programming, artist development and venue management, initially with ATG theatres before moving into dance, as Administrative Director – Theatre and Artistic development at The Place.

“As an audience member I have admired and celebrated the wonderful work of Stopgap over the last decade; realising that this only scratches the surface of their delivery, contribution to creative learning and inclusive practice.  I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to join the Board and very much look forward to ensuring the great work of this skilful team and its artists continues to thrive nationally and internationally.”